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Three genes could explain why some people are obese but healthy, say scientists

Three genes could explain why some people are obese but healthy, say scientists Copenhagen [Denmark], Dec. 22 : Scientists have offered a genetic explanation for why some people are obese and healthy while others develop diabetes and heart disease as a result of their excessive weight.

Three genes were identified, which influence whether fat is stored around the outside of the body or whether it passes into the circulatory system.

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Scientists turn to garlic to kill deadly bacteria

Scientists turn to garlic to kill deadly bacteriaCopenhagen, Feb 19 - A promising research into garlic shows that a potent chemical substance in it neutralises resistant bacteria by paralysing their communication system - thus strengthening our immune system.

Ajoene - the substance present in garlic - specifically prevents the bacteria from secreting the toxin rhamnolipid which destroys white blood cells in the body.

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Cancer diagnosis doesn't make young patients religious

Cancer diagnosis doesn't make young patients religiousCopenhagen, Oct 19 : A cancer diagnosis doesn't make young people turn to religion if they are not religious. But it can strengthen beliefs in those who are already religious, says a new study.

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Old drug found effective against malaria

Old drug found effective against malariaCopenhagen, Oct 3 : Chloroquine, an efficacious old drug, is once again beginning to work against malaria, one of scourges most widespread in the world.

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Gut bugs play role in Type-2 diabetes: Study

Gut bugs play role in Type-2 diabetes: StudyCopenhagen, Sep 27 - Surprisingly, your gut bugs can reveal whether you are suffering from the Type-2 diabetes, whose numbers have globally gone up. Many could be suffering from it without ever realising, fear scientists.

The research also demonstrated that people with Type-2 diabetes have a more hostile bacterial environment in their intestines, which can increase resistance to different medicines.

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'30 minutes of daily exercise enough to lower weight'

'30 minutes of daily exercise enough to lower weight'Copenhagen, Aug 23 - Thirty minutes of daily exercise provides an equally effective loss of weight and body mass as does a 60-minute routine, according to a Danish research.

Forty percent of Danish men are moderately overweight.

For 13 weeks, a research team at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences of the University of Copenhagen followed 60 heavy but healthy men in their efforts to get into better shape.

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Diabetics face four times greater TB risk

Diabetics face four times greater TB riskCopenhagen, July 10 - A third of the world's population, living in developing countries, carry a dormant tuberculosis (TB) bug, which remains a lifelong risk. But the risk of TB breaking out is four times as likely if a person also suffers from diabetes, says recent research out of the University of Copenhagen.

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Traffic noise may cause heart attack, says study

Traffic noise may cause heart attack, says studyCopenhagen, June 21 : Exposure to traffic noise could cause heart attacks, says a new study.

A previous work had investigated the combined effects of both noise and air pollution caused by traffic on the heart, but the results were inconsistent.

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Non oral contraceptives carry higher clot risks

Non oral contraceptives carry higher clot risksCopenhagen, May 11 - Certain non-oral hormonal contraceptives, skin patches, implants and vaginal rings carry a higher risk of serious blood clots than others, says a new study.

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BP drug not tied to death risk among heart patients

BP drug not tied to death risk among heart patientsCopenhagen, April 11 : Losartan, prescribed for lowering high blood pressure (BP), may not be linked with higher death risk in heart failure patients, says a new study.

Henrik Svanstrom of Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark, and colleagues conducted a study to assess whether losartan is tied with increased mortality in heart failure patients as compared with candesartan, the journal JAMA reports.

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Benefits of vitamin supplements questioned in new review

Vitamin CCopenhagen/Stockholm - Researchers at Copenhagen University have queried the benefits of vitamin supplements that millions of people often take in pill form.

They reviewed 67 studies totalling some 232,000 subjects who used supplements like vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene and selenium or were given a placebo.

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Nano flakes may pave way for perfect solar cells

Copenhagen, Dec 19: The future of solar cells may lie in a new material called nano flakes, which may revolutionise the transformation of solar energy to electricity, thus enabling households to save money in the future.

Martin Aagesen, a PhD from the Nano-Science Center and the Niels Bohr Institute at University of Copenhagen, is researching upon this new material.

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